• Crime

Robber sought in several dollar store heists

Someone should tell this guy you’re supposed to spend dollars at the dollar store, not take the dollars.


Video released in cell store break-in

Two would-be burglars thought they had the security system sussed when they broke into a Frankford cell phone store on June 17, but there were two surprises waiting for them inside Simple Mobile Solutions at 5216 Torresdale Ave.


Home invaders shoot Holmesburg man

A Holmesburg man was hospitalized in critical condition after two men invaded his home and shot him early Monday, police say.


Former ironworkers boss sentenced to 19 years

Bustleton’s Joseph Dougherty, 73, had been convicted of racketeering and arson-related crimes.


Driver convicted in fatal racing-related crash

A Lancaster man with a long history of risky driving opted not to plead guilty to killing a mother and her three sons in a gruesome racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013.


Suspects sought in failed car wash burglary

Three would-be burglars thought of everything in their attempt to knock off a Parkwood car wash shortly after closing time on July 14 … actually, maybe not everything.


Police continue hunt for burqa bank robber

The burqa bandit is back, or maybe she never left.


Man robs sushi restaurant at knifepoint

Police are looking for a man who used a knife in a Burholme sushi restaurant, but he wasn’t trying to slice raw fish.


Judge gives cop shooter up to 132 years in prison

The man who shot and permanently injured Philadelphia Police Officer Edward Davies in 2013 has been sentenced to serve 66 to 132 years in state prison.


Frankford man arrested for shotgun shooting

A 36-year-old Frankford resident was one of two men responsible for a shotgun blast on a busy Kensington block that left seven people wounded, including three children, on June 22. But police say that the man who actually fired the weapon remains at large.